My "new toy"

Old 07-28-2015, 02:36 PM
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Hi all,
I finally decided to go for it and buy a Sewhandy to go in my vintage collection. And hopefully to sew on.
Can any of you vintage machine professionals steer me in the direction of where one can find parts for these lil gems?
This one has everything, but I have another Sewhandy that needs the tension disc assembly, the lil handle that turns the handwheel (long screw is still attached), and the fabric guide (screw is there, just need guide).

I've done some searching, not having any luck. I've e-mailed Duane from Singeroriginalvintage, and he's trying to help. I'm wondering if parts for any other vintage Singers may work? Or can be "adapted" to work??

Thanks for any help/input.
And here's Ethel:
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Old 07-28-2015, 02:51 PM
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Good news!
Seller of Sewhandy parts that was away is back...
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Old 07-28-2015, 02:58 PM
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There is a wonderful lady, from FL who collects and sells these machines. She can be contacted at suncatcher.com. Sorry I don't remember much more, except her husband's name is Fred. They come to Paducah every year with FWs and toy Singers. They have some beautiful machines.
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Old 07-28-2015, 03:26 PM
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Donna,
I found their site, but they were out of stock on the tension disc assembly, didn't show any handles.
But thanks for the info!
Regards,
Kif
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A slippery slope kiffie. I have mine here on my desk sipping a refreshing tri-flo brewski
TOO CUTE TO BE LEGAL.
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Originally Posted by KalamaQuilts
A slippery slope kiffie. I have mine here on my desk sipping a refreshing tri-flo brewski
TOO CUTE TO BE LEGAL.
I hear ya, kalama..
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Old 07-29-2015, 04:38 AM
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Originally Posted by kiffie2413
Donna,
I found their site, but they were out of stock on the tension disc assembly, didn't show any handles.
But thanks for the info!
Regards,
Kif
Would you mind sharing the site URL? I need a table clamp for mine! Thanks so much!
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What a darling little machine. I found it hard to sew on a treadle and to be cranking and making sure my strips were straight would be a BIG challenge for me. Know wonder you couldn't resist buying her.
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That is cute...Enjoy...
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Those are so cute! And they take up way less room than the big ones, so maybe I'll have to have one or two (or 6). Can you actually sew on them? Might be a way to get my DGD started - I think my machines are kind of intimidating to her.
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